10 Jan Granada vs. Barcelona – Football Match Report – January 9, 2021
Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann every bagged two objectives as Barcelona eased to a snug 4-Zero victory at Granada on Saturday.
Griezmann ended his purpose drought of 9 matches in all competitions as Barca closed the hole on the Madrid golf equipment on the prime of the desk.
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Granada nearly scored the opener inside the primary two minutes however Marc-Andre ter Stegen produced an excellent save from Antonio Puertas.
Barca took the lead after 12 minutes when Griezmann reacted quickest contained in the field and completed into the underside nook.
Griezmann then turned supplier when he arrange Messi who curled the ball into the highest nook.
Messi scored his second simply earlier than half-time with a shocking free-kick. The Barca captain has now scored 10 objectives or extra in La Liga for the 15th consecutive marketing campaign.
Griezmann grabbed his second of the match after 63 minutes with a half-volley from a decent angle.
Granada went all the way down to 10 males after Jesus Vallejo was dismissed for an expert foul on Martin Braithwaite.
“Earlier than I may barely rating one purpose however proper now it seems like issues are going fairly effectively,” Griezmann stated postmatch.
Ronald Koeman’s aspect sit 4 factors off league leaders Atletico Madrid after their match towards Athletic Bilbao was postponed because of disruptions from a uncommon snowstorm.
“This is a crucial win, we knew we had been in a tough scenario and could not afford to lose any extra video games and it has been an excellent week for us, profitable three video games, all away from residence, and whereas taking part in some superb football,” Koeman stated after the match.
“We confirmed that the team is rising in high quality and in confidence. I am more than happy that we scored 4 objectives and we have to maintain taking part in like we did as we speak, after we solely wanted a couple of probabilities to attain.”